Broken down into major regions and illustrated with images characteristic of the area, this atlas of maps makes navigating the world’s terrain a pleasure. Antarctica and the Southern Ocean, for instance, boasts pictures of the Vokstok Station, Adelie penguins, and a dog-sled team, plus krill and cruise ships. A facing page includes encyclopedic info on climate and weather, wildlife, and natural resources. Traversing Europe, North Africa, and the rest of the globe unearths equal charms. Ages nine to twelve.
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